AOP Côtes du Rhône Village Saint-Maurice

Hist
ory

Several vestiges from Roman time (amphoras) tell about millenniums of wine history in the area. A very special piece of wine history can be seen at the cooperative, a fermentation cuve from 14. century. 
A document from 1333 gives the inhabitants the right not to pay taxes of vineyards and wine. 

1937: The commune became a part of AOC Cotes du Rhone.
1953
: The wines can add the name of the village Cotes du Rhone Saint-Maurice.
1967: Cotes du Rhone Village Saint-Maurice-sur-Eigues

The appellation includes certain parcels in Saint Maurice sur Eigues and all the three wine types are included.

The area of Saint-Maurice is only 8 km2, and with 600-700 inhabitants


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In Saint Maurice Saint Maurice sur Eigues you will only find a couple of private producers, Domaine Viret and Domaine de l'Echevin and the a co-operative with 130 suppliers.

The grapes
The percentages mentioned below are referring to the vineyards of the estate - not to the blend of the single wine.

Rouge and Rosé
Grenache must
be at least 50%.
Syrah and Mourvedre
must together be at least 20%.
Other grapes allowed for Cotes du Rhone,
may not exceed 20%.
White varieties might be used for rosé - as "other grapes".

Blanc
Grenache Blanc, Clairette, Roussanne, Bourboulenc and Viognier
must be at least 80%
Other grapes allowed for Cotes du Rhone,
may not exceed 20%.

The level of alcohol must be at least 12,5 % for red wines og 12 % for rosé and white wines.
The yield may not exceed 42 hl./ha.

Declared area and yield 2011-2015

Vintage 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Hectares 168 165 152 172 133
Hectolitre 5517 5078 4986 6826 4956
Source: Syndicat des Vignerons des Cotes du Rhone

Producers of Cotes du Rhone Village Saint-Maurice


Alain Viret
Domaine Viret


Philippe Viret
Domaine Viret

François Fabre
Domaine de l'Echevin

Adrien Fabre
Domaine la Florane

Philippe Chaume
Dom. Chaume-Arnaud

Valérie Chaume−Arnaud
Dom. Chaume-Arnaud

Hubert Valayer
Domaine de Deurre

Pierrick Michel
Domaine de Lucéna

Laurent Michel
Domaine de Lucéna

Paul Rouvier
Cave Saint-Maurice

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Updatedt 05-03-2016